Intermittent fasting can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and as a result, prolong life. Feeling discomfort, the aging cells of the body are sent to the scrap first, and the tissues are rejuvenated.
A team of scientists from the University of Alabama conducted a study with volunteers who were overweight and predisposed to diabetes. Half of the participants ate only 8 hours in the morning, writes The Express. For another part of the subjects, food was distributed throughout the day.
As a result, the first group of subjects after five weeks showed a significant improvement in health – their insulin levels and blood pressure began to return to normal. In addition, the men had a marked decrease in appetite.
According to experts, such a diet rebuilds the human metabolism. When fasting, cells use their stores for energy, which reduces the amount of fat in the body. Changes like these improve blood sugar regulation, reduce inflammation, and increase resistance to stress.
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